Two road projects in Colleyville to move forward

Glade Road is one of the projects the city approved in its Capital Improvement Plan in September 2019. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Glade Road is one of the projects the city approved in its Capital Improvement Plan in September 2019. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

Glade Road is one of the projects the city approved in its Capital Improvement Plan in September 2019. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

Colleyville is making progress on installing a new roundabout on McDonwell School Road and improving Glade Road.

The Colleyville City Council agreed April 7 to pay Ed Bell Construction Company $14.2 million for work on Glade Road.

With this project, the city will upgrade the condition on 1.5 miles of the road from SH 26 to Pool Road.

Work to be completed for this project includes demolition of existing roadway, concrete and asphalt paving, installing a roundabout at Riverwalk Drive, side street improvements, driveways, sidewalks, storm drainage, pavement markings and signage, sewer line improvements and water line improvements, according to meeting documents.

The $14.2 million does not include work to lower the hill at Blubonnet Drive. That part of the project will be paid for with federal grant money.


Also on April 7 the city agreed to pay Texas Material Group Inc. $1.4 million to install a roundabout at the intersection of McDonwell School Road and Westcoat Drive in Colleyville.

The project work will include storm drain installations, minor utility relocations, concrete paving, asphalt paving, traffic control detouring, pavement markings, signage, erosion control, and vegetation, according to meeting documents.

For work to be done, the intersection of McDonwell School and Westcoat will be closed for construction from May 29 to Aug. 17, according to meeting documents.

Both projects are part of the city’s Capital Improvement Program that was approved Sept. 17, 2019. Glade Road improvements will be paid for with money from the Tax Increment Financing fund. The roundabout installation will be funding through the city’s roadway impact fees.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.